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REPORT: Illinois, CPS LEADS THE NATION In Suspending Black Children

According to a recent report, Illinois LEADS THE NATION in suspending black children, and has the widest gap in suspension rates between white and black students.

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Black History Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego-Trippin’”

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, educator and activist. Her finest moment might be “Ego-Trippin’,” a funny and empowering ode to blackness that read and flows like a funkier “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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Black History Spotlight: The Poetry of Langston Hughes

Emerging during the Harlem Rennaisance, Langston Hughes is one of the most important poetic voices of the 20th century. Honor his legacy today by checking out a few of his classic poems below, read by the man himself. “I, Too,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and more! What is your favorite Hughes poem?

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Black History Spotlight: Malcolm X’s ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’

Today, we bring to you Malcolm X’s famous speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet.” Considered one of the greatest speeches in American history, X advocates for the putting aside of religious differences, and the exercising of one’s right to vote in the Black community; with the strong caveat that more drastic measures may be necessary if the needs of the Black community are still ignored.

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President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at the Apollo

Check out a clip of President Obama breaking out into a surprisingly on point rendition of Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Not bad, right? BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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Why I Hesitate to Use the “P-word”… “Progress” & Black American Life

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“Nobody is free until everybody is free.” -Fannie Lou Hamer Why am I so hesitant to speak of progress? I think it’s because my heart is heavy and my conscience is unclear given what I know about our present. I can’t state enough that the middle and upper class, college educated, and successfully professional Black people are […]

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Is College the Solution or the Problem? Power, Privilege & The Academy

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“Why do we continue to invest our time, money, and intellectual works in the college and university system of the United States?” This is something I ask myself regularly. Is there any other way? What role do these institutions play in producing the inequalities we face as Black people in our country? Do we fully […]

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Hear Common’s New Album The Dreamer/The Believer HERE!

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Hear Common’s new album The Dreamer/The Believer in it’s entirety at BlackYouthProject.com!

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VIDEO: Jay-Z “Hard Knock Life”

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Yesterday was Jay-Z”s birthday! Pay your respects to Hov, and check out his classic music video for “Hard Knock Life” at BlackYouthProject.com!

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VIDEO: Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear (REMIX)” f/ Biggie, Busta, LL and Rampage

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In honor of it being Friday (FINALLY), we throwing it way back to 1994, with one of the most important Hip Hop singles ever! Check out the classic music video for “Flava In Ya Ear (REMIX)” at BlackYouthProject.com!

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